Document 11546586

Chabot College
Fall 2010
Course Outline for Computer Application Systems 61
Catalog Description:
61 – Business Software Applications/Administrative Support
(May be repeated 1 time)
12 units
Introduction to the full range of office skills acquisition focusing on developing employable word
processing skills as well as proofreading, business writing, keyboarding and creating computer-based
presentations. A self-paced, individualized approach is used to emphasize personal computers, and
to develop a fluent understanding and hands-on use of word processing and presentation software
concepts and applications such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. (Combined credit for Computer
Application Systems 55, 61, and 88A may not exceed 12 units.) 35 hours laboratory for 18 weeks.
[Typical contact hours: 630]
Prerequisite Skills:
Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. apply Microsoft Word procedures and concepts;
2. employ Microsoft Word to compose, create, and produce a wide variety of word-processed
documents adhering to accepted standards of formatting and precision;
3. use a computer keyboard to type with a net speed and accuracy of 45 words per minute;
4. locate errors in text and apply commonly used proofreader’s marks to make corrections;
5. compose and produce business and job-search correspondence including a variety of letters,
memoranda, reports, a resume and a letter of application (cover letter);
6. plan, develop, and present multi-media presentations using beginning, intermediate, and
advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint;
7. prepare and receive e-mail and use the Internet to access general information and job searchspecific websites.
Course Content:
Creating, saving, opening, editing, and printing documents
Character, paragraph, and section formatting
Moving and copying text
Find and replace text
Create headers and footers
Create tables, charts
Use mail merge, macros, electronic forms and fields
Work with long documents and editing in Word
Create business correspondence
Practicing computer keyboarding exercises
Creating computer-based presentations
Performing searches on the internet
Chabot College
Course Outline for Computer Application Systems 61, page 2
Fall 2010
Methods of Presentation:
One-on-one tutoring
Small group instruction
Hands-on practice
Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
1. Typical Assignments
a. complete hands-on tutorials, concept applications, and skills reviews
b. complete short-answer quizzes
c. produce a wide variety of word-processed documents
d. proofread and edit documents
e. compose and produce business correspondence
f. practice keyboarding drills and take tests for speed and accuracy
g. designing, produce, and present PowerPoint presentations
h. perform internet searches
2. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
a. Homework and written assignments
b. Concepts tests and final examination
c. Practical examinations with at least 75% accuracy
d. Hands-on production assignments with at least 75% accuracy
e. Class participation
Textbook(s) Typical:
PowerPoint 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Shelly, Cashman, Quasney, Course
Technology, 2008
GO OFFICE, Word 2007Comprehensive, Gaskin, Pearson 2008
Keyboarding & Formatting Essentials 5, Lessons 1-60 Van Huss, Forde, Woo Southwestern, 2008
Special Student Materials:
Portable USB storage device
MD, C:\CAS 61 Curric Outline.docx
Revised 02/10/10